Friday, July 3, 2009

Vegan Recipe - Kale & Onion Stir-Fry

When we were at our farmer's market last week, it seemed that every booth had kale ... which I adore. A particular bunch of Red Russian Kale drew my attention ... it was so beautiful with it's purplish, red ribs. So, of course, I had to have some.

Kale is so healthy, with it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is high in fiber, beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin and calcium. It also contains sulforaphane, which is believed to have potent anti-cancer properties, particularly when chopped or minced. In the vegetable world, kale is a nutritional powerhouse!

Nutrition aside ... I just think it tastes good.

The following recipe is simple, using only 5 ingredients, and can be prepared quickly. I hope you and your family will enjoy it:


Serves 4

  • 1 lb. fresh green kale
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

  1. Clean kale and remove ribs. Coat a wok or skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat on medium-high. Add kale and onions. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Add rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. Reduce to medium and stir until kale and onions are crisp-tender.

  3. Enjoy!

As always ... I would love to hear from you!